So, since I have been too serious in my posting of late, and since I am too busy getting a proposal out the door to do any real critical thinking, here is Scott Adams on why having X-Ray vision would be a bad thing:
I think the worst super power you could have would be x-ray vision.
Take a look around you right now and ask yourself how many people would
look better without clothes. Not many. And if you could see inside
them, that would be even uglier, but not in every case. You've heard
the saying "She's beautiful on the inside." I think what that means is
that her appendix is more attractive than her face.
The best part about x-ray vision is that you would no longer have to
ask pregnant women if they know the genders of their babies. You could
just look right into the womb with your x-ray eyes and, in all
likelihood, mutate the baby's genetic code. Good times.
If everyone had x-ray eyes, you would hear sentences that you've never before heard, such as:
"Let's take a break. As you can see, my bladder is pretty much topped off."
"Is that the pulled pork sandwich you had for lunch? How was it?"
"Clear the room! Monty "˜s about to launch a zeppelin!"
"I see your baby is a boy. And wow. He's going to be popular."
And last, "You're looking at the umbilical cord, moron."